Evangeline Lilly let her baby bump do the talking when she announced she was pregnant with her second child at the Ant-Man premiere on Monday. How did she keep the pregnancy a secret for so long?
Evangeline Lilly gave her fans quite the surprise at the Monday Hollywood premiere of Ant-Man when she walked the red carpet in a black and white Halston Heritage gown that clearly showed off her baby bump. The Lost alum told E! News that she is already seven months pregnant and expecting her second baby in September.
Now that the news is out, Lilly, who also has a 4-year-old son named Kahekili Kali with her boyfriend, Norman Kali, shared another baby bump picture on her Instagram page.
“This is my second time around, and I find I’ve been pretty lucky,” Lilly said. “It’s pretty straightforward, and I just love it. I feel good, I feel blissful.”
How did she keep the pregnancy a secret for so long? The 35-year-old star had been keeping a low profile and actually had not been photographed since she walked the red carpet in December 2014 for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies premiere.
This pregnancy shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to us, since Lilly gushed to Ocean Drive last year that she wants a big family — and that includes adopting. “I frickin’ love being pregnant,” she said. “I’m one of the lucky women who just had a blissful pregnancy, but I wanted to adopt four. My partner and I have really been through the ringer in the adoption world, and it’s hard, so we’ll see what happens. Life is magically beautiful, and it brings you what is perfect.”
In fact, she says motherhood helps keep her grounded from all the craziness that comes along with being a celebrity.
“Becoming a mother has really helped me put my feet on the ground and given me a very powerful sense of self and a powerful sense of priority in life,” she continued. “All I have to do is see my son to do that mental check that says, ‘Is this really important? Do you really need to be doing this? Do you really care?’ It helps put everything in perspective when things get stressful or when there’s a demand or pressure on me. At the end of the day, it’s our family, it’s being a mother and a partner and seeing love all around.”